Billing

Member utility staff who are logged in have full access to resources.

InfoSend

Members can print and send their bills in an efficient, professional and integrated system through the Bill Printing & Integrated Message Service. The services is performed by an outsourcing partner, InfoSend, Inc. who will print, deliver, and archive utility retail bills.

Members can print and send their bills in an efficient, professional and integrated system through the Bill Printing & Integrated Message Service. The services are performed by an outsourcing partner, InfoSend, Inc. who will print, mail and archive utility retail bills. The system also allows for custom messaging which is coordinated by WPPI staff. One of the most cost-effective ways for electric utilities to effectively communicate with retail customers is through the billing process.  Professionally formatted, color highlighted billing statements with key usage and comparison information clearly displayed in easy-to-understand graphical formats are highly effective. Not only does it help customers reduce their energy consumption, it increases customer satisfaction and enhances the utility brand.

 

MyAccount

MyAccount is the online customer engagement tool that integrates directly with NorthStar. Benefits include utility usage details, rate comparison tools, energy use benchmarking, bill presentment, billing and payment history presentment, real time bill pay, and automated customer notifications. Future plans for this tool include behavioral energy efficiency initiatives, demand response communications and more.

NorthStar

Member utilities using the NorthStar billing system have access to a sophisticated customer information system that allows for complex billing of a variety of municipal services.

Retail Billing & Tariff Compliance

To best serve customers, utilities are implementing innovative rate structures and new technologies making the billing process increasingly complex. To assure billing accuracy, the Retail Billing and Tariff Compliance Service is available for WPPI Energy member utilities.

To best serve customers, utilities are implementing innovative rate structures and new technologies making the billing process increasingly complex. To help ensure billing accuracy, the Retail Billing and Tariff Compliance Service is available for member utilities. The service offers a variety of levels to help validate meter data and perform retail billing functions such as critical billing best practices and preparing retail bills.

Utilization Review

Ensure your utility is maximizing the capabilities of the NorthStar system by diving deep into a Utilization Review facilitated by WPPI staff. The review includes an intensive look at the business practices of the utility and examines whether the NorthStar system is implemented and used to its full capabilities. The process involves all members in a utility office and produces findings and steps that can be taken to improve efficiency.